Originally Posted by Gonzo476
Soooo I recently asked in another thread how to cover the sonic space that would be usually occupied by a rhythm guitarist and this pedal popped up among the suggestions. It seems to be ideal for what I want, but I'm concerned about the tracking. My band plays in drop D, and I would like to know if the Fission can track that low when playing fast notes.
What do you think?
No, it will not track well playing fast notes. Low or high has nothing to do with it, it just plain doesn't track very fast. I had one of these for a while hoping the same thing, but honestly I think Fishman needs to hammer out another generation or two of these pedals before it will really reach its promise. The tracking does OK if you sit on a root note and go chug-chug-chug. It has a hard time following a bass line that moves very much. And it's not that great for tone, either, unless you layer lots of other effects in there.
Until they do come out with the next generation, I'd suggest getting a more traditional octave pedal (that drops the note an octave) and play high on your neck, or learn to play chordally to fill that space.